Spirits In Bondage: A Cycle of Lyrics

Spirits In Bondage: A Cycle of Lyrics

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by C. S. Lewis
     
 

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“It is ‘Will’ that creates the world, even though the world itself is a malignant thing which inveigles us into reproducing and perpetuating life. The way to terminate this malignancy is by asceticism.”—from the preface

In 1919, when C.S. Lewis was only twenty, just a few months returned from the Great War, his first

Overview

“It is ‘Will’ that creates the world, even though the world itself is a malignant thing which inveigles us into reproducing and perpetuating life. The way to terminate this malignancy is by asceticism.”—from the preface

In 1919, when C.S. Lewis was only twenty, just a few months returned from the Great War, his first collection of poetry was published, presaging the author’s brilliant career. At the time, Lewis was in the midst of his agnostic phase, yet to become the great Christian philosopher of his later life. As such, the poems all revolve around the theme of nature as a malevolent force, with beauty as the only divine truth.

This volume includes a preface by Walter Hooper, which illuminates Lewis’s formative influences, drawing from his letters, diaries, and other works to provide a record of the early part of the great writer’s life.

"[Lewis’s] writing is like the easy talk of a good conversationalist and he challenges many deeply set convictions without raising his voice." —St. Louis Post Dispatch

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547627977
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
01/06/1984
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
132
Sales rank:
858,839
File size:
740 KB

Meet the Author

C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis (1898-1963), one of the great writers of the twentieth century, also continues to be one of our most influential Christian thinkers. A Fellow and tutor at Oxford until 1954, he spent the rest of his career as Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge. He wrote more than thirty books, both popular and scholarly, inlcuding The Chronicles of Narnia series, The Screwtape Letters, The Four Loves, Mere Christianity and Surprised by Joy.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
November 29, 1898
Date of Death:
November 22, 1963
Place of Birth:
Belfast, Nothern Ireland
Place of Death:
Headington, England
Education:
Oxford University 1917-1923; Elected fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford in 1925
Website:
http://www.cslewisclassics.com

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Spirits in bondage; a cycle of lyrics 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and an easy read.